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Morning Joe program headed to WSU campus Nov. 3

In what has been a year of firsts for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting event, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will co-host their daily Morning Joe program from Wichita on Tuesday, November 3 from 5 to 8 a.m. (CST). ...

Equipping Young Leaders

Each year, the Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) accepts 25 talented and dynamic young professionals into their Leadership Academy class. The participants engage in six weekly sessions with interactive exercises, issue exploration, ...

Transforming Wichita: Vision vs. Vernacular

By Guest Blogger Jonathan LongJonathan Long is the Resource Manager at the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas, as well as the President of the Wichita Urban Professionals. He participated in the Chamber's 2015 City-to-City Leadership Visit ...

Sell out Annual Meeting Dinner – CHECK!

Annual Meeting To-Do List Select a speaker from our own backyard - Check Invite two nationally known moderators to join keynote speaker on stage - Check Sell out dinner and loge program seating - CHECKWe decided to change things up a bit for this ...

Show us your mug and you could win one of ours

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe show are coming to Wichita on Nov. 2 to interview Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles Koch as part of our 2015 Annual Meeting, and you can win some Morning Joe swag!Between now ...

Rita Malinauskas permanently joins Chamber staff

We are pleased to announce that Rita Malinauskas has permanently joined the Chamber staff as a Coordinator of Business Services, working with Angie Elliott and Rachel Groene. Rita was hired on a temporary basis in April 2015 and has since become a ...

Boost your business – at a discount!

Did you know that Chamber members receive a discount on business and education training programs through our partnerships with several higher education institutions? One of those partnerships is with the Center for Entrepreneurship at Wichita State ...

Recap: Connect, Collide and Communicate

By Jennifer Cole Proud supporter of the @WichitaFlag and #ILoveWichitaJennifer is a Content and Community Manager at Sullivan Higdon & Sink and a member of Digital Wichita, a group of local marketers working to do great things in the world of ...

All they do is win! #ICTexpo hosts best of the best

We like to say that everyone who participates in Exposure is a winner, but there are some who really stood out from the crowd. Those exhibitors were crowned with this year’s coveted Exposure Awards. Most Spirited - Hotel at ...

Groene Joins Chamber and Elliott Assumes New Title and Role

This week the Chamber welcomes Rachel Groene (pronounced Gree'nee) as the Manager of Business Services. A graduate of Wichita State University, Groene brings more than five years of marketing and brand experience to her new role. Rachel Groene is ...

Eight tips for making the most of Exposure

Exposure is this Thursday! We shared some Expo prep tips last week, and here are a few for the big day. Bring plenty of business cards for exchanging with new contacts and to enter drawings. Wear comfortable shoes so you can easily cover the ...

Weigh in on Wichita's future

During yesterday's joint meeting of the Chamber's Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, attendees answered a brief survey about Wichita's future and the main issues that keep them up at night. We'd like input from readers our as well. Please ...

Chamber welcomes MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski

Follow Joe Scarborough on Twitter @JoeNBCThe Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce has secured Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski from MSNBC’s Morning Joe program to interview Koch Industries Chairman and CEO Charles Koch on stage as part of the ...

Ten Things You Need To Do This Week to Get Ready for Exposure

We hope you are planning to join us next Thursday, Sept. 24 at Exposure for Wichita's largest business-to-business trade show and networking event. Here are some helpful tips to prepare to make the most of the day. Sign up for the Sunrise Scrambler ...

Answering your #WichitaFlag questions

There’s been a noticeable resurgence in the interest in our city’s flag during the last few months. We’ve had a number of inquiries at the Chamber since “flag fever” started taking hold. We’re asked most often ...

Congratulations to the 2015 Leadership Wichita class

Thirty-one Wichita-area citizens have been selected to participate in our 2015 Leadership Wichita class. The leadership training program features eight sessions that cover issues such as economic development and the future vision for Wichita, ...

2015 Annual Meeting Speaker Announced

by Jon Rosell, 2015 Chamber ChairmanEvery year the Chamber strives to make the Annual Meeting a memorable and informative occasion. I'm very pleased that our 2015 Annual Meeting promises to be one of the most unique events we've presented in quite ...

Bossing, Managing and Leading: is there a difference?

Wichita-native Aaron Bushell dropped some leadership insight at this morning’s Sunrise Scrambler when he presented “Are You a Boss, a Manager, or a Leader?” While many may quickly think, “Is there really a difference in those ...

GWEDC Staff Changes

Debra TeufelTeufel Departs WichitaDebra Teufel has promoted Wichita’s workforce and positive business environment across the continent and around the globe since joining the organization more than seven years ago. She’s represented the ...

Bossemeyer earns certification

David BossemeyerDavid Bossemeyer, VP-Business Development for the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition (GWEDC), has earned his Professional Certification from Business Retention & Expansion International (BREI). The advanced level ...

Finn adds Community Advancement to her Chamber work

Suzy Finn is expanding her Chamber work to include Community Advancement.Suzy Finn thrives on connecting people, ideas, and resources. She’s been focusing that passion on the Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) since she returned to Wichita ...

Chamber benefits from Kara's classroom break

Kara Belew shared her considerable talents with the Chamber this summer and returns to USD#259 classrooms this month.Some people fill every molecule in the air with electric energy as soon as they breeze through the door. Kara Belew is one of those ...

Flushed with Flag Fever

Angie Elliott, Manager of Business Services for the Chamber, is quoted in the magazine article. (Photo credit - Tyler Cooper with Wichita Magazine.)Wichita Magazine’s August issue arrived this week and the cover story is titled, Flag Fever. ...

5 Reasons YPW is Wichitawesome

YPW Staffers Suzy Finn & Meg ForemanWe could not be more proud to congratulate Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) as they celebrate their 10th anniversary this week. As Wichita Eagle reporter Bryan Horwarth put it in a recent article on the ...

Renee Anderson to depart Chamber

Renee AndersonIt was November 2011 when Renee Anderson joined the Chamber staff as part of our Community Advancement team. Now, the Chamber journey for Renee will come to an end on July 24.During these last nearly four years, Renee has graciously ...

A Quick History of 145 Years of Wichita

Now recognized as one of the major mid-sized cities in the nation, Wichita has come a long way since its infant years as a trading post and cowtown. The road from "then" to "now" has been filled with people, events and businesses that have been the ...

Waving Wichita's Flag

Post pictures of your organization flying Wichita's official flag to @WichitaFlag on Twitter and Instagram.In case you missed it, today’s Wichita Eagle Business Today section has an editorial by Angie Elliott about Wichita’s official ...

Landon to join Wichita Community Foundation

Holly Landon has announced that she will take the next step in her promising career as the Director of Philanthropic Giving for the Wichita Community Foundation. For the past seven years, Holly has managed some of our largest member events and built ...

FOM - Paying it forward

As we celebrate the Fourth of July this week, we’ll also be remembering the sacrifices so many families and individuals have made throughout our history to ensure that our country remains free and independent. It’s also a good time to ...

YPW: Finding more ways to Enhance Wichita

It is no secret that retaining and attracting the best of millennial workers (those born between 1980 and 2000) is critical to Wichita’s future success. We are fortunate to have strong and well-organized groups of young professionals in our ...
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